Egyptian oud with classic tear drop shape and bowl bottom that has 11 nylon strings and adjustable rosewood bridge. The body and neck are made from mahogany and rosewood and have a stunning shiny finish. Its soundboard is made from cedar wood and it has three oval shaped sound holes, 1 under strings and 2 on the sides. Each sound hole has a darker ring around edge. Sound board also includes pick guard to prevent scratching instrument and a striped hard wood arm guard. The decorations can vary from those photographed. This item includes a nylon gig bag, pick and owner's guide. There are multiple tuning options for instrument, but we recommend using the Arabic method: DGADGC. This oud has a range of 3 octaves.
The oud is the main instrument of Arabic music and is a popular instrument throughout the Middle East. It means "piece of wood" in Arabic.
Body/Bowl: 19 inches in length, 14 inches in width and 8 inches in height
Neck at Nut: 1.5 inches in width Neck at Body Joint: 2.25 inches in width